Home Rolled Store with Vue.observable (Vue 2)

Part 4 of 5 in our Store Solutions in Vue.js series.
Written by Daniel Kelly

Now that we've seen some library options for implementing a Vue.js store (Vuex and Pinia), I want to spend a little time talking about some home rolled solutions. While home rolled solutions can be more fragile (if done hastily), less tested, and less standardized, they also provide an opportunity for useful customizations and the opportunity to learn more about stores and push the limits on what's possible.

First, let's talk about Vue.observable for all of you still using Vue 2 and once we've seen the concepts employed here it will only be a short leap to using the Vue 3 Composition API as a store in the next article.

So where do we start rolling our own store in Vue 2? Vue 2.6 exposed a wonderful little method called observable. Vue.observable() made it possible to create reactive data outside of a Vue component, thus also making it possible to have a single source of truth (or state) that can be shared directly between multiple components.

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Pinia, an Alternative Vue.js Store

Part 3 of 5 in our Store Solutions in Vue.js series.
Written by Daniel Kelly

Pinia homepage screenshot

An alternative option for creating a store for your Vue.js application is Pinia. Pinia is the new kid on the block when it comes to stores for Vue. It was started by Vue core team member Eduardo San Martin Morote with the first commit to the repo being made on Nov 18, 2019. Pinia boasts an intuitive API and many of the features you've come to expect from a Vue.js store.

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How to Use Vue Router: A Complete Tutorial

Written by Shadid Haque

One of the most powerful features of modern single-page web applications (SPA) is routing. Modern single-page apps such as a Vue application can transition from page to page on the client-side (without requesting the server). Vue Router is the official library for page navigation in Vue applications. Vue Router is simple to use, yet powerful. In this article, we will deep dive into Vue Router 4 (used with Vue 3). We will go over everything you need to know to use Vue Router comfortably.

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What is a Store in Vue.js?

Part 1 of 5 in our Store Solutions in Vue.js series.
Written by Daniel Kelly

Perhaps you've heard of Vuex and you're wondering what it is. What does it do? Why does it exist? How do I use it? If these questions are on your mind you've come to the right place! In this series of articles, we'll take a look at Vuex, the official Vue.js store solution, as well as some alternatives that can serve the same purpose but with different approaches. By the end of the series you should have a good grasp on Vuex and other Vue.js store solutions and be well prepared to implement the store solution best suited for your project and coding style.

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Extending Vue Router Links in Vue 3

Written by Daniel Kelly

The <router-link> tag is a great tool for navigating between different pages of your Vue application but it is not the tool to use when navigating to an external link, for that you’d want to use a regular <a> tag. Maybe it's just me, but often times, I can't be bothered with keeping up with the difference. Other times the links might be dynamic, that is, coming from a database or some user provided data source. In such cases you simply won’t know if the link is external or internal and what a pain it would be to do a v-if manually in every place that link might be used.

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Where to start when selecting a beginner-level Vue.js course?

Written by Shadid Haque

Vue.js is one of the fastest-growing frameworks in the JavaScript community. Since its creation in 2014, Vue.js has seen wide adoption in web application development. Companies like Apple, Louis Vuitton, BMW, UpWork to name a few are using Vue.js to build their web applications. Needless to say, there’s never been a better time to learn Vue.js. However, with the overwhelming number of resources available online, it is often hard to pick the right beginner Vue course that suits you. Whether you are a JavaScript veteran looking to try out Vue or a complete beginner looking to learn your first JS framework, selecting the right beginner course can save you a ton of time and money. This article aims to help you make an informed decision in selecting your very first beginner-level Vue.js course.

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Abstracting your dependencies

Part 3 of 3 in our Modular Vue.js Applications series.
Written by Filip Rakowski

In the previous parts of the series we discussed the concept of a domain and how it could correlate to building independent and easily maintainable modules in your application. Most of the introduced concepts concentrated on separating parts of your app and avoiding tight coupling between them. Even if you make your modules independent there are still things that will lead to significant and time-consuming rewrites once you have to replace them - third parties.

In this article you will learn how to make your app independent from them as well!

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